Archive | August 2015

Roehampton’s new Creative Community Hub: a socially sustainable model?

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First question, are you aware of this report?

Second question, if so, what do you think of this report?

Some observations;

  • Have a read of page 15 whereby the University has input into what Roehampton should have for its students, though does not have the capital to invest in its asks (seeming to prefer building student accommodation!). Also, there might be a challenge here from the University regarding what locals views with the comment “There is a wish to make sure that these students have the facilities they need while they are studying, to make the area attractive for future students, and to mitigate any problems (real or perceived) that the students presence or behaviour may cause for other residents”. Notice the “real or perceived” comment?
  • Appendix 4 lists all of those people and organisations that were involved in this report, and as far as it can be determined, only two of the people live on the Alton Estate!!!!

For more information about this report;

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Roehampton Festival – check out this picture

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Well, the weather was a mixed bag though at least for a good portion of the day the weather was decent. At the Roehampton Spills tent, the above picture jumped out!

What’s your thoughts on this?

Another picture that stood out was the below.

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The Alton Regeneration Watch (ARW) table was a hive of activity collecting signatures in support of the listing application for Allbrook House and the Library, as well as showing an alternative plan to demolishing these buildings.

It may have been missed though did anyone see a Team Roehampton table? They were seen getting interviews with various groups, though for some reason the ARW was not included? If Team Roehampton did not have a table, then why not? This was a suggestion at a Roehampton Forum meeting……..

It is a shame though the various groups in Roehampton are not very well joined up. The week before, on the Saturday 15th August, on the very same Bull Green, there was an event held by another local group that was sadly unaware of the Roehampton Festival.

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Still, even with this, it was a great day for Roehampton, especially for the Alton Estate and may this continue to be annual event.

Related document/articles

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Cornerstone follow up – have you seen the Council notice?

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Walking past the Cornerstone the other day and saw this notice.

Interesting……….

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Further documents/information of interest

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

 

Roehampton Festival – 23rd August 2015

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Well, can you believe it, the Roehampton Festival is back! That’s great news for Roehampton and the Alton Estate. Sadly it was not around last year though, heh ho, let’s not complain about that, and rejoice in knowing we get one this year!

The Alton Regeneration Watch – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/will be there, and it is hoped you will pay them a visit, maybe even sign up as a Member!

The Wandsworth Council though seems a little confused. They have just claimed this is an “annual event” on their website. Have a read of their article – Get ready for the Feel Good Festival .

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Hyacinth Rd – more fly tipping (4 times in 1 month)

Continuing the fly tipping theme for Hyacinth Road…..

The first photos referred to items left out on the 6th August and gone by 8th August.

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The second photo refers to items left out on 5th August and gone by 8th August.

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What’s been done about this?

This situation was raised with the Council and our ward Councillors as far back as March this year. It has again been raised today.

If you have fly tipping in your area, what do you a do?

This is only a suggestion though email the ward Councillors at the below addresses (as their February-March newsletter below highlights they are interested in “trouble spots”) and copy in roeregeneration@yahoo.com .

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Links of interest (click the sentence below for the article)

 

100,000 students flood to the UK – does the Alton Estate need to keep an eye on this?

There’s not much to add to this Evening Standard article of 5th August, other than to mention, let’s not forget that the Alton Estate is in between Roehampton & Kingston University.

The Evening Standard article – Developer Unite poised to benefit as 100,000 students flood to the UK

Let’s not forget section 50 of Council Paper No. 14-447 which states;

“It is expected that demand for purpose built managed student accommodation will continue in the future. There is demand from the University of Roehampton and in the local area from Kingston University. Consultation with specialist student housing agents has indicated there would be strong interest from market developers in providing student housing on a commercial basis”.

Council Paper No. 14-447

Other documents/articles of interest

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Oh, more fly tipping on Hyacinth Road

For many on the Alton Estate, maintenance is a bit of a hot topic. So much so, that our ward Councillors have been referring to this in their newsletters.

One hot spot is Hyacinth Road, and it was recently blogged about. So, here’s another series of photos regarding a recent fly tipping event!

The fly tipping was no longer there on Monday 27th July.

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Links of interest (click the sentence below for the article)

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Will Allbrook House and the Library be listed, plus background to listed buildings

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For those of you that haven’t heard, English Heritage will soon be looking to seek views on whether the Alton Estate’s Allbrook House and Library should be listed.

If you are not aware of what the requirements are for listing, then have a look at the following text;

“How Buildings are Chosen

 The principles of selection for these lists were originally drawn up by an expert committee of architects, antiquarians and historians, and are still followed, although now adapted to thematic surveys and Post-War buildings. Buildings that qualify for listing are:-

 (a) All buildings before 1700 which survive in anything like their original condition.

(b) Most buildings between 1700-1840, though some selection is necessary.

(c) Between 1840 and 1914 only buildings of definite quality and character, the selection being designed to include the best examples of particular building types.

(d) Selected buildings from the period after 1914 are selected on the same basis.

(e) Buildings under 30 years old (but more than ten) are normally listed only if they are of outstanding quality and under threat.

 In choosing buildings, particular attention is paid to:-

  • Special value within certain types, either for architectural or planning reasons or as illustrating social and economic history (for instance, industrial buildings, railway stations, schools, hospitals, prisons, theatres).
  • Technological innovation or virtuosity (for instance cast iron, prefabrication, or the early use of concrete).
  • Group value, especially as examples of town planning (for instance, squares, terraces or model estates).
  • Association with well-known characters or events”

Source: Wandsworth Council – How are buildings listed

Going through various documents produced by various bodies some of the past comments have already been shared with readers, though an updated version highlights that Wandsworth Council recognised, as far back as 2006, that English Heritage may come into play regarding a listing.

Click this sentence to have a read of aggregated comments by various bodies.

Based on these comments a listing may not be an unreasonable request……..

Other documents/sites of interest;

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk